Spring is one of the most transformative seasons we get to experience living in the Pacific Northwest. The site of blooming daffodils is the first indicator that warmer months and bluer skies are more than just a daydream away.
While more vitamin D is an added health benefit as we move forward to spring, the benefits you’ll experience from picking up a book this season are profound.
If you’re looking for something to pique your interest whether it be on the cardio machines at the gym, for that morning commute or your next business flight, we suggest checking out Amazon’s top picks for the upcoming season.
“Into the Water” by Paula Hawkins
When two women end up dead in the local river a town’s dark past comes rushing back. Fans of “The Girl on the Train” have another twisty ride to look forward to in Hawkins’ new novel of psychological suspense.
“Startup: A Novel” by Doree Shafrir
This fun and funny debut novel by a write for Buzzfeed combines ambition youth, love and the tech world. No pun intended, but this one is getting a lot of buzz.
“The Trials of Apollo Book Two The Dark Prophecy” by Rick Riordan
The second book in Rick Riordan’s “Trials of Apollo” series promises to be as much fun as the first. Mighty Apollo, now an awkward mortal teenager, continues his quest for redemption with plenty of hilarity and humiliation along the way.
“Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and Birth of the FBI”
Grann’s compelling work of narrative nonfiction delves into chilling conspiracies and prejudice surrounding one of the FBI’s first homicide investigations — the systematic murder of members of the wealthy Osage Indian nation.
“The Collapsing Empire” by John Scalzi
Science fiction fans are eagerly awaiting this space opera involving human colonies scattered across the universe. When the connections between those colonies are threatened by a change in physics, three individuals are thrust into a race against time to save humanity.
“Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked” by Adam Alter
Where is your mobile phone right now? Chances are, it’s within your reach (if not in your hand). With temptation never far away, we all run the risk of addiction. Adam Alter explores how addiction works, focusing on the explosion of technology and its role in keeping us hooked.
“Anything is Possible” by Elizabeth Strout
The Pulitzer-Prize winning author of “Olive Kitteridge” and “My Name is Lucy Barton” introduces a large cast of small-town characters (including a grown up Lucy Barton) and plumbs their emotional and psychological depths with masterful skill.
“Testimony” by Scott Turow
This spring Scott Turow delivers a taut new legal thriller. Former Kindle County prosecutor Bill Boom is drawn into a case he can’t refuse when a lone witness comes forward with chilling information about the mass disappearance of an entire Gypsy refugee camp.
“Exit West: A Novel” by Mohsin Hamid
In Mohsin Hamid’s spellbinding novel Exit West, two young people begin a secret love affair in an unnamed, war-torn country in the Middle East. Hearing about doors that can send people far away from the violence and unrest escalating between militants and the government to the relative safety of the West, the couple attempts escape — which comes at a great price.